Sunday 24 February 2013

February Nail Art Challenge Day 9

Holy cow, the February Nail Art Challenge is coming to a close already :(  Where has the time gone?!  I want to send out a big congratulations to all the girls who participated in the Challenge, you all did awesome!!

Today's theme is Recreate Your Favourite.  The idea is to either a) recreate a design from the rest of the days of the Challenge that you want to do-over or because it was your favourite to do, or b) recreate a design that one of the other participants did.  A couple girls asked if they wanted to recreate their tutorial day, could they use a different tutorial.  I decided that this would be OK, as I know there are so many wonderful tutorials out there!

Today's design is brought to you by the lovely Sarah from Faithfully Polished.  Her Day 2 Half Moons had me falling head over heels in love, and when I saw what colours she used, I knew I would be able to recreate it because I had them in my stash too :D

Here is her original design:


My dots are bigger, and I didn't have the cute 3D bow that she put on her ring finger, so I improvised and used a flower nail art sticker instead :)

For this design I used Julep Carrie as my base colour, and Essie Turquoise & Caicos for the half moons and dots on my middle finger.  The dots on the half moons were done with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On.

To create the half moons, I used French tip guides, and I have to say, they worked SO much better than hole reinforcements so I will be using them from now on for half moon nails rather than hole reinforcements.  I like the radius it creates too, the hole reinforcements leave too tight of a radius, in my opinion.

I want to give a big THANK YOU to all the ladies who participated in this Challenge, and I hope to see you all joining in on the next one (hint - it will be in May).

Now, for Day 9 designs, the lovely Laura from Ruby White Tips approached me before the Challenge started and wanted to sponsor the "winner" for this Challenge.  So for all Day 9 entries, they will be put into a photo album on my Facebook page on Wednesday and we will do a vote.  The picture with the most likes after ONE WEEK will receive one Ruby White Tips polish of their choice.


  1. Beautiful!! Pinks and grays......Love it!!

    1. Thanks!! I love the colour combination of pink and turquoise, so springy :D

  2. That's adorable! I loved her design too, and yours is just as good! I'm posting mine now. :) I LOVED doing this challenge and look forward to the next one! <3

    1. Her design almost knocked me off my seat when I saw it for the first time :D So glad you participated, it was lots of fun!

  3. sooooooooooooooooo sweet! I'd been thinking lately about using French tip guides as an alternative to the reinforcements (which always end tragically for me...cough). You've convinced me that's the way to go.

    Lovely mani, darlin'! Congratulations on a pretty and productive month.

    1. They really are the way to go - they were designed to be use in nail art and they work 100% better than reinforcements! Let me know how it goes for you :D


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